Day: July 26, 2013

Ninth-inning rally sees Volcanoes top Devils

  By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes PASCO, WASH.,–The Volcanoes overcame a six-run deficit July 19 to down the Tri-City Dust Devils 10-7 in Pasco. Salem-Keizer survived six errors by swinging hot late-inning bats and using relief pitching that resulted in newcomer Tyler Rogers’ first win. The victory, which included five runs in the ninth inning, evened the series at 1-1. Although the Volcanoes scored the first run of the game, Tri-City came back with four runs in the first inning and three in the second. Tyler Hollick hit an infield single, went to third base on a single by Brandon Bednar and scored as Tyler Horan singled to left field. In the bottom of the first, Alec Merhten hit a two-out single to left and went to second on Michael Tauchman’s ground ball single to right. The first of three errors by shortstop Jeremy Sy put Patrick Valaika on first and allowed Mehrten to score. Julian Yan drove in Tauchman and Valaika with a triple to left and scored on a throwing error by Sy. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the July 26 print edition of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe to the print edition for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the...

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Tri-City takes series 3-2

  By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes July 17: Volcanoes 4, Eugene 3 Salem-Keizer edged Eugene in a game that was scoreless for 4-1/2 innings. Chase Johnson, pitching five innings for the first time as a Volcano, got his first win. He allowed three hits, struck out three and walked one. The Volcanoes started the scoring with three runs in the fifth. Sam Eberle walked, went to second base on a grounder and scored on a double by Ryan Jones. Randy Ortiz singled to right field, and Jones was thrown out at home. Ortiz stole second and scored on an error that put Jeremy Sy on first base.Brian Ragira doubled Sy home. The Emeralds scored once in the sixth and the Volcanoes once in the seventh. Eugene, scoring twice in the eighth, never caught up. Jake Shadle and Armando Paniagua followed Johnson on the mound, and Raymundo Montero got his sixth save. Eugene starter Erik Shoenrock took the loss. July 18: Tri-City 5, Volcanoes 3 A four-run Tri-City rally was all the Dust Devils needed to beat Salem-Keizer in the first game of a series in Pasco. Having given up a single, two doubles and a triple for the four-run top of the first inning, Volcano starter Joe Kurrasch was gone after the first. Relivers Cameron McVey, EJ Encinosa and Arturo Maltos-Garcia pitched well, but the Volcano offense fell...

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Survivor star to visit Volcanoes

Benjamin ‘Coach’ Wade, a three-time Survivor contestant on the CBS reality series will appear at Volcanoes Stadium on Saturday, July 27. Wade appeared on Survivor Tocantins, Survivor Heroes vs. Villains and Survivor South Pacific and developed an enthusiastic following as one of the show’s villains.  He will meet and greet fans, sign autographs and pose for photographs before and during the Volcanoes game when the Volcanoes play game two of the five-game stand against the Dust Devils. Gates open 5:30 p.m., game time 6:35.  Tickets are available by calling 503-390-2225 or...

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KYBA opens fall rosters

Keizer Youth Basketball registration begins Thursday, Aug. 1. Families can save $5 off regular registration fees by completing the forms online at www.keizerbasketball.com by Aug. 31. Costs for students in first and second grade are $60 per child ($55 for early registration); $70 for students in grades three through six ($65 for early registration); and $80 for players registering for tournament teams ($75 for early registration). Full fees will be incurred for those registering after Aug. 31, but families registering more than one child will receive a $5 discount for each additional child. The league is expanding to include sixth grade recreation teams this season. Tournament team evaluations will he held Sept....

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